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Despite a freeze on travel implemented in early 2020 resultant of the COVID-19 pandemic, we were able to maintain our level of content production by leveraging our global network of staff and contributors. Mongabay also expanded its content offerings, launching new video shows including Candid Animal Cam, which showcases animals in their natural habitat; mini documenta¬ries; and explainer videos on key environmental topics. We also started producing new types of data visualizations, launched a second English podcast called “Mongabay Explores” (season 1 on the salamander pandemic, season 2 on Sumatra), and established a Hindi-language bureau to reach the 700 million people who speak the language in India. Mongabay-Indonesia, Mongabay-Latam, and Mongabay-India also established podcasts.

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